|But I Cannot Hide|
|Season 1 Episode 9|
|Air Date||November 29, 2011|
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But I Cannot Hide is the 9th episode of Chihayafuru.
Taeko Miyauchi sensei agrees to make the karuta club official and become its advisor, but on the condition that someone besides Chihaya be club president, so Taichi is nominated as president whilst Chihaya declares herself captain. Chihaya reveals that she wants to participate in a national tournament coming in the summer, despite Kanade and Tsutomu being beginners. With not much room to practice after school, Chihaya holds a training camp at Taichi's house. Chihaya pushes Kanade and Tsutomu to become stronger players, but Taichi fears that she is overworking them and putting on too much pressure. Later that night, as Chihaya laments her pushiness, the others bring her out for a surprise birthday party, saying that they are growing to love karuta, later receiving a birthday text from Arata.
Poems of the Episode
In order of appearance:
- The opening song, YOUTHFUL, is inserted when Chihaya announces that they will play 15 matches a day at camp.
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